Information about vacation packages in El Calafate:
El Calafate is the main town in the area to take Vacation packages in the glaciers.
The town is located on the southern shore of Lake Argentino, 315 km away from Rio Gallegos, capital of the province of Santa Cruz and 80 km from the National Park Los Glaciares and Calafate is the starting point for all the vacation packages in the area.
Located on a steppe landscape, the visitors admired the breadth of the turquoise Lago Argentino (Argentine lake) and the vegetation of a desert area that both complete an incredible vacation package.
When you take a Vacation package to El Calafate it is required prior to visit Glacier National Park because it is the last inhabited place before enter the National Park Los Glaciares (the glaciers). Its infrastructure is dedicated exclusively to providing travel services with a wide variety of hotels, transport and excursions, local cuisine and sale of local products and handicrafts from all over the country. As well as the best Calafate vacation packages.
El Calafate emerged as cart hostel in the days when this area was inhabited only for the purpose of raising sheep for their wool marketing. Over time, the international wool prices made the business unattractive, and the town lost its rationale. In 1938 the area of the southern continental ice field was declared a National Park and several tourists started little by little to take vacation packages in the town of El Calafate. Thereafter began to be visited by travelers from around the world, and was increasingly oriented to provide better service to tourists with amazing Calafate vacation packages.
The name of El Calafate is due to the bush that formerly occupied the area, it is a plant typical of the steppe and in spring is covered with showy yellow flowers and its fruit is the family of berberys, very small and dark violet. Today, visitors can meet through handmade candies and liquors.
The climate of this area is cold and dry, with average temperatures of -2°C in winter and 18ºC in summer, the rainfall is low, mainly during the autumn. The rains do not exceed 300 mm in the year. If we are going to visit El Calafate we sugest you to check the vacation packages offer by our travel agency 01Argentina.com. Expert travel agent will provide you with useful Information about vacation packages in El Calafate and others places.
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